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  1. chrischris

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    So... who will win this year?

    Film

    Best Actor


    Best Actress


    any one a Hollywood insider out there? :)
     
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    Is Grown Ups 2 nominated?
     
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    As amazing and great as 12 Years a Slave was,

    GRAVITY was hands down BEST PICTURE of the Year, if not the new Millenium! A true NEW experience, amazing!
     
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    It was good, but not Best Picture good.
     
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    Yes, this was no 'A Haunted House'.
     
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    Well that movie can't be any worse than 3 Days to Kill looks.
     
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    Oh if looks could Kill?
     
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    I cried all through Anchorman II. (But that's because of the meds I'm taking).
     
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    can you kindly post the nominees in the first post. i posted a link to the official page containing nominees in the movies thread and the useless info thread.

    I have seen all the nominated pictures in the best pic, actor, actress and director categories except for Gravity. (Not sure if Inside Llewyn is nominated but i saw part of it only.)

    Cate Blanchett, Judy Dench and Meryl gave good performances.

    Best Picture

    Best Actor in a Leading Role

    Best Actress in a Leading Role

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Best Cinematography
    Best Directing
    Best Foreign Language Film
    http://oscar.go.com/nominees
     
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    Probably 12 Years A Slave/Chiwetel Ejiofor/Cate Blanchett but you never know...
     
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    that;s the pick of the BAFTA awards.
     
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    Actually,I see Matthew McConaughey is favoured to win best actor. I haven't been following it that closely.
     
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    I know its not gonna happen but i'd be over the moon if Bruce Dern (Nebraska) wins the Best Actor. Ever since i saw him in Silent Running taking care of the drones, I've had a soft spot for him.

    -- Sentilovesdrones
     
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    A toss up between American Hustle and Wolf Of Wall Street. ''Roots'' (It's an epic! Can't touch it!) is the roadblock for 12 Years A slave imo.
     
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    The AO 2014 is eligible for NEXT years Oscars. Nadal should win the 2015 Oscar for this year's AO. Uncle Toni will win the Best Director, and Wawrinka could get Best Supporting Actor. But we;ll have to see if his performance in the next three slams exceeds this AO.:)
     
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    My guest:

    Best Movie: 12 Years A Slave
    Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón
    Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey
    Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (LOCK)
    Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
    Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
     
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    The Wolf of Wall Street to win all the awards it was nominated for. Best movie of all time.
     
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    There is no category "Best movie of all time". Such concepts only exist in the TTW universe.
     
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    Thought "Gravity" a bit overrated. Sandra Bullock should have died about 10 times. Not even multiple lotto winners are that lucky. Thought George Clooney was much better than Bullock, who I think isn't much of an actress.
     
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    Ever watch "City Lights"?
     
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    Didn't the award for "Best Film" and/or "Best Actor" get spoiled? I remember reading a Yahoo article about that (but Yahoo isn't credible though). :lol:
     
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    Gravity didn't have any gays or slaves in it and didn't once mention the holocaust so it has no chance.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/m...s-2014-oscar-predictions.html?hpw&rref=movies

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]The Carpetbagger’s 2014 Oscar Predictions[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Picture: ‘12 Years a Slave’[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: ‘Gravity’[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]For the first time in years, even the most seasoned awards watchers are sweating the best-picture race, an unusually tight contest that could end with either Alfonso Cuarón’s space epic, “Gravity,” or Steve McQueen’s period drama, “12 Years a Slave,” as the big winner. Fans of “Gravity” — and there are many — praise its cinematic vision; detractors (plenty of those, too) lampoon its script. “12 Years a Slave” has the weight of history on its side, and lauded performances by its cast, as well as the industry sense that it feels like a movie that the Oscars should reward. But the Academy has rejected hefty biopics before — recall “Lincoln” last year — and many actors, its largest voting bloc, also fell hard for “American Hustle,” the third pony in this race (and the one with the best hair). Will that film, and the six other contenders, each with fervent fans, divide the field? Though the Academy won’t release the tally, in the end the win could come down to an unglamorous, and perhaps unimpassioned, quirk of its complicated preferential balloting system, inching “12 Years a Slave” to a coronation.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, ‘Gravity’[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: Steve McQueen, ‘12 Years a Slave’[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]After Alfonso Cuarón won the top honor from his peers in the Directors Guild of America, the Oscar is his to lose. But he won’t: His four-and-a-half-year odyssey to make “Gravity,” a feat of groundbreaking technical and visual storytelling, had many other filmmakers, even those skilled in effects work, asking, “How’d he do that?” Their votes of confidence, along with the support of other technically minded factions, will be more than enough to put him over the top.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Steve McQueen would make history, if the Academy rewarded him, as the first black director to win this prize. (Only two others, John Singleton and Lee Daniels, have even been nominated.) Mr. McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” has its fans, but a best picture-best director split (with “12 Years a Slave” getting the big prize) is more likely. And the Academy could still make history if the Mexican-born Mr. Cuarón makes the trip to the stage.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Continue reading the main story[/FONT]
    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Matthew McConaughey lost 40 pounds to play an AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club,” but it was his career transformation, from rom-com pretty boy to versatile dramatic actor, that really stunned. In the last year he’s turned in one stellar performance after another — in the indie “Mud,” as the memorably vocalizing trader in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and, not incidentally, in the HBO series “True Detective.” Hollywood, the Academy — everyone, really — loves a showcase for reinvention. It’s his year, all right (all right, all right).[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Leonardo DiCaprio has been working hard to charm Academy voters, too. “Wolf” divided viewers, but nearly everyone agreed that Mr. DiCaprio’s showy acting was a standout. Alas, there’s already a heartthrob-turned-thespian in the running this year.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: Amy Adams, “American Hustle”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]In “Blue Jasmine,” Cate Blanchett offers a bravura portrait of a meltdown, in the form of a wealthy socialite brought low by her philandering husband’s financial fraud. Every close-up and throwaway line is a master class in acting, and she’s been the front-runner from the start, recent news concerning the film’s writer-director, Woody Allen, notwithstanding.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Sandra Bullock is the undisputable center of attention in “Gravity” — except for all those glorious shots of outer space — but she won her leading-lady Oscar only a few years ago. So her contender spot goes to the perennial nominee Amy Adams, as the multiaccented grifter with the plunging necklines in “American Hustle.” But Ms. Adams will probably have to wait for another year, or another David O. Russell film, to take home the golden guy.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Jared Leto’s narrative is some combination of ingénue and turnaround-veteran. After a nearly six-year absence from the screen, he returned to play a transgender AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club,” which required him to lose weight and tackle sensitive issues like homophobia. He did it deftly, judging by all the precursor awards he’s racked up.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Barkhad Abdi is a true newcomer, earning his role as a Somali pirate in “Captain Phillips” in an open casting call in Minneapolis. But though he held his own against Tom Hanks and delivered one of the last year’s few memorable movie lines (“I am the captain now”), his momentum will probably not match Mr. Leto’s.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]An extremely tight race. The Academy can’t resist an ingénue, perhaps even two years running. As the frantically emotional and frankly funny wife with the bouncing updo in “American Hustle,” Jennifer Lawrence — a previous season’s ingénue — received near-universal praise, but she just won an Oscar last year, for another David O. Russell movie.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Ms. Nyong’o, making her feature debut in “12 Years a Slave” straight out of drama school, fits this season’s bill perfectly. Her off-screen glamour is a testament to her skill in playing the traumatized slave Patsey, and it might be the only way voters get to reward the finely tuned performances in this Steve McQueen drama.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Will that be enough to beat the national darling JLaw? With “The Hunger Games” franchise, she was 2013’s box office champ; that could be prize enough. Or not — and she could make history as the first 23-year-old double-Oscar-winning blockbuster star.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Adapted Screenplay: “12 Years a Slave”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: “Philomena”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Oscar pundits put John Ridley’s script for “12 Years a Slave” in the lead, based largely on precursor awards and its cultural weight. His careful adaptation of Solomon Northup’s 19th-century memoir was tricky to be sure, and it could win here as a runner-up prize if the Academy doesn’t go for the film as best picture. Or a screenplay win could be part of a “12 Years” sweep. Or “Philomena,” a deftly written and surprisingly funny account of an Irishwoman who suffered the forced adoption of her son, could sneak in. Its advantages include Steve Coogan, the co-star and co-writer (with Jeff Pope), who made the rounds with the film’s real-life inspiration, and its backing by the Weinstein Company, which even orchestrated an audience with Pope Francis. Does a papal blessing figure into Academy voting? Perhaps.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Original Screenplay: “American Hustle”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: “Her”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Perhaps the most difficult of the major races to call. The screenplay categories are often consolation prizes for writer-directors of popular films who would otherwise go home empty-handed, and in this case that could be David O. Russell for “American Hustle” or Spike Jonze for “Her.” Academy members displayed unexpectedly strong affection for the futuristic romance “Her,” making it a best-picture nominee, but they liked the vintage caper comedy “American Hustle” even more, at least judging from the number of nods. Mr. Russell has been nominated in various categories three other times in the past three years and has never won, and his film has the support of actors, the Academy’s largest voting bloc. Still, it’s a tossup. Check back for my completed ballot at [/FONT]nytimes.com[FONT=arial, sans-serif] on Oscar night for any update.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Best Animated Feature: “Frozen”[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Contender: “The Wind Rises”[/FONT]

     
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    Very nice acceptance speech by Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor!
     
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    Exactly my thoughts. Though Gravity sucked as well.
     
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    Jared Leto won the Best Supporting Buffoon award!

    He said 'journey', 'dream' and other assorted tosh.

    Three strikes and you are a buffoon.
     
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    He said more in one minute than you've managed in 8900 posts.

    Pink was awesome!
     
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    Leto should take his cue from Brando and not Bono and Pink was average, as usual, but so has all the music so far.
     
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    Everyone that was supposed to win,won. Decent show though...
     
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    Which one's Pink ?
     
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    She wasn't Floyd!
     
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    Congratulations to 12 Years A Slave for winning Best Picture.

    I watch the film ''12 Years...'' but then I read the book ROOTS and I think they should make a ROOTS movie for an epic sweep of the Oscars.

    Leo missed the boat again.
     
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    "Roots" won 9 Emmys...pretty much an epic sweep!
     
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    Odd to split the awards for best picture and director? Or a nod to a tight race? Or a diss?
     
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    I mean I can only imagine but basing it solely on the film and the book I read I would definitely think they can do a clean sweep.
     
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    Haven't watch Gravity yet.

    But I thought American Hustle is going to get it.
     
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    Anyone else think Leo will win an oscar in his last/2nd last film like Scorcese? :lol:
     
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    I intend watching Grav on my laptop.

    Please don't laugh, i have no choice, my spaceship doesn't have 3D. My own advanced civilization doesn't believe in entertainment so we rely on your sitcoms and soap operas.
     
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    Sir, no use hiding your ginormous wealth, just splurge once in a while and trade it for a £D rendering laptop.:)
     
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    Bale Was Robbed!
     
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    I think it's ok for them all to share a piece of the pie. My guess was Bale but that is ok.

    A true Texan playing Dallas Buyer's Club lead, what more can you ask?
     
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    Bale was better. Period.
     
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    Someone likes Bale as an actor? Interesting..
     
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    Matthew Mconaughey overacts and his texan accent is offputting Leo Di Caprio overacts too. Bale is an expressionless, emotionless cyborg, BORING.
    They should've given it to Chiwetel Ejiofor or Bruce Dern.
     
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    Bruce Dern should get a lifetime award next year.
     
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    When is David Hasslehoff going to get his Oscar?
    Apparently he is doing a great job of acting as a talkshow host in Scandinavia at the moment so that should seal it for next year .
     
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    Bruce Willis should also be getting a Best Actor or at least lifetime award sooner or later.


    And Will Smith, too.
     
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